National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
The Aboriginal Sport Circle established the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) in 2002 to serve as the premiere competition for young Aboriginal hockey players in Canada.
The annual event provides a forum for elite U15/ U18 aged Aboriginal male and female youth and attracts participation from First Nation, Inuit and Metis across the 13 provinces and territories. This annual event helps foster cultural unity and pride to celebrate the athletic abilities of Aboriginal players from across the country. The NAHC also serves as a focal point for grassroots and regional Aboriginal hockey development.
The 2020 edition of the NAHC has been cancelled under the recommendation of Hockey Canada and the Alberta Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hockey Alberta, in partnership with the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta, is overseeing and coordinating the selection process for the players and coaches representing the province at the championships. That process includes recruiting and selecting the Indigenous coaching staff, registration and selection camps for players, team training, and designing the uniforms.